NerdFury - Big Daddy (nerdfury) wrote in 1word1day,
NerdFury - Big Daddy

Happy new year, guys! For those that have passed the midnight hour and are well into the new day, I hope your celebrations were awesome, and your hangovers minimal! For those yet to hit the chime, be safe and have fun! Also, make sure you have ingredients for coffee (or tea!), some bacon and egg sammiches and Tomorrow You will be your friend forever!

For something different, I'd like to post the original lyrics to Auld Lang Syne. They mean a lot to me, since we sang the song regularly when I was in the Scouts, and my Troop Leader always insisted on the original* version, rather than the English version. Through my own research, I also found out that Robert Burns is related to my own family, albeit very distantly - still, it's a great piece of heritage to have!

So, reflect back on the past year and remember your friendships. I hope everyone has a fantastic 2012, and all you wish for comes to pass.

*And yes, I realise that James Watson wrote it in 1711, but honestly - who remembers that guy?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp!
and surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.


We twa hae run about the braes,
and pu’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin auld lang syne.


We twa hae paidl’d i' the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin auld lang syne.


And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie's a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,
for auld lang syne.

Tags: wordsmith: nerdfury

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